February 25, 2024

GTX 1080 3DMark Benchmarks Are Out

As the title says, GTX 1080 3DMark Benchmarks are out. The wait for the reveal of a new generation of Nvidia GPU is almost over. Today, Nvidia will host its meeting where only the selected press around the world will be introduced to GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070, second and third chip based on the Pascal GPU architecture. Nvidia-Price-CutsNVIDIA this time around has finally used 8GB ram for its flagship card. It’s no longer exclusive to mobile solutions. Also, the GDDR5X modules are clocked at 2500 MHz (which is shown as 5000+ MHz in 3DMark). However, the effective clock is 10000 MHz, which means the bandwidth is somewhere around 320 GB/s (assuming it’s 256-bit wide).

On the GPU side, we have a huge improvement in terms of frequencies. It is said that GTX 1080 can boost up to 1.8 GHz, with the base clock around 1.6 GHz.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB — 3DMark11 Performance

 GTX 1080 3DMark Benchmarks3DMark11 Performance preset is rendered at 1280×720 resolution. GeForce GTX 1080 scores 27683 points, which is still above overclocked GM200 cards (~23-25k). Worth noting 3DMark11 is not showing correct GPU clocks. However, the new driver already supports GTX 1080 by its name.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB — 3DMark FireStrike Extreme

NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1080-FireStrike-Extreme-VCIn 3DMark 11 Extreme, the resolution is cranked to 2560×1440 and the GTX 1080 has its GP104 GPU clocked at 1.86GHz, which is quite high as the GTX 980 Ti needs LN2 cooling to hit those speeds. But, even with the Core i7-3770 processor, the GTX 1080 scores 8959 – comparing this to an overclocked GTX 980 Ti which is capable of around 8700 – we’re not seeing huge improvements here.

Higher frequency will definitely boost the GTX 1080 in the competition ahead. Although, we cannot declare a winner by just taking a look at these benchmarks. There is more to be unveiled. We will get to it in coming days.